Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 12, 2012.

Update #1

Kickstarter Launch!

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Day 1 of this Kickstarter campaign has blown my expectations out of the water.  With 19 backers and 29 days to go, Spindrift has already reached 24% of it's goal!  Sincere thanks to each and every one of you who has pledged support and/or posted to social media outlets about this project.  Let's keep it up!

I've created a blog on Tumblr called The Spindrift Diaries and will be making daily postings there with photos of my father's climbs, excerpts from the manuscript, and funding status updates.

You can follow my blog here: http://spindriftdiaries.tumblr.com

Thank you again -- and keep spreading the word!

Laurel

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